Financial Services Laws Amendment Act of 2013

Please be advised that as from January 2014 legislation has been introduced that makes non-payment of retirement fund contributions by employers a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to R10 million and/or imprisonment of up to 10 years. Moreover company directors can also be held personally liable for non-payment of contributions. Click here for more.

Council offices closed on voting day

The 7th May 2014 has been declared a public holiday throughout South Africa, in terms of section 2A of the Public Holidays Act, 1004 (Act No. 36 of 1994). This is to allow all South African citizens to vote on the day. Please note that all the Councilís offices will subsequently be closed (click here to read the Council circular). Click here to read the Government Gazette which declares the 7th May 2014 a public holiday.

Gauteng Regional Stakeholder Conference

On the 7th of March 2014 we hosted our first ever Gauteng Regional Stakeholder Conference at the exclusive Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre.

Our various industry specialists were on hand to discuss a range of topics including the functions of the NBCRFLI, the various service offerings we offer stakeholders and the role of trade unions and employer organisations in the negotiation process.

Click here to view the presentations from the conference.

Important Notice

Nationwide Load Shedding

Please note that Eskom has announced a load-shedding schedule around South Africa, which is set to affect our services at our various offices across the country.

ďEskom [will] continue with load shedding for the rest of the week (period ending 07/03/14). There is a high probability that load shedding will continue over the weekend," reads a statement on Eskomís website.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this period.

Application to Extend the Provisions of the Provident Fund Collective Agreement

As you may be aware the Provident Fund Collective Agreement will expire on 28 February 2014. The Department of Labour has advised us to consult all interested parties, inclusive of non-parties, with regard to the application made to the Minister of Labour to extend the provisions of the Agreement for a period of three (3) months. Your comments/input regarding the application is invited.

Click here to read more.

Wage and Allowance increases for employees

Please be advised that for the period 1 March 2014 to 28 February 2015, there will be increases in Minimum Wages - Across the Board Increases and Allowances.

Click here to read further.

The relationship between the Council and the Provident Fund

We wish to bring to the attention of all our members how the NBCRFLI is related to the Road Freight and Logistic Industry Provident Fund. It is important to note that the industryís Provident Fund is a separate legal entity and is not owned by any stakeholder or party, such as the Council, an employer organisation or trade unions. All Provident Fund contributions are made directly to the Fund and not via the Council.

The Council, however, remains the body where collective agreements are negotiated and thereafter we enforce the provisions of the said collective agreement in terms of the Labour Relations Act. The Council is thus responsible for ensuring that the payment of Fund contributions is made, as outlined in the Provident Fund Agreement. Although there are Provident Fund service centres in the Councilís Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban branches, this is purely for the convenience of the Councilís members. No Provident Fund queries or payments are received or handled by the Council itself, as stipulated above.

Should you have any queries regarding your Provident Fund contributions, please contact one of the relevant Road Freight and Logistics Industry Provident Fund contact numbers below:

Principal Officer
RFLIPF 011 484 0749 info@rflipfund.co.za
Front-Office Administrator
Sanlam-Futura 086 173 5473 info@rflipf-sanlam.co.za
Back-Office Administrator
SALT EB 011 544 8300 rfinfo@salteb.co.za
Risk Benefit Administrator
NMG 011 509 3000 bargainingcouncil@nmg.co.za

Disclaimer: The above were the details provided at the time of sending out this email.

Use our Fraud Hot-line and Be Heard Disclosure Service!

Crime negatively impacts on the profits, salaries and infrastructure of the road freight and logistics industry. As members of this industry, we need to work together to prevent this crime which includes unlawful, dishonest and unethical behaviour such as fraud and non-compliance.

We urge you to join in the fight against fraud and corruption in our industry by contacting our "Be Heard" disclosure service to report any crime that you see or suspect in the workplace. You may also phone this hotline if there is any operator you know or suspect is NOT REGISTERED with the NBCRFLI or not doing what has been set out in the Collective Agreements:

Call us on 0800 000 904 (Toll Free)
Or SMS us on 44666
Or send us an email on nbcrfli@beheard.co.za

Please note that our fraud hot-line is completely outsourced and anonymous, and we will not reveal your identity to anyone.

Click here to view our Be Heard poster.

Amendment to the Main Collective Agreement

Please be advised that the Minister of Labour has approved two amendments to the provisions of the Main Collective Agreement. The first amendment was in respect of clause 26 which deals with the general provisions on the administration of benefit funds and the second amendment was in respect of clause 54 trade union subscriptions. Click here to read further.

Extension to the Exemptions and Dispute Resolution Collective Agreement

Please be advised that the Minister of Labour has extended the provisions of the Exemptions and Dispute Resolution Agreement to 28 February 2016 as contained in the Government Gazette No. 37247 dated 24th January 2014. Read more.

An additional Employer Association joins the NBCRFLI

Labour Relations Act 1995: Amendment of Constitution